Located in the Near South Side Community, locally known as the South Loop, Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens totals [2.51] acres and formerly housed the Vietnam Veterans Museum.
The Clarke House Museum sits adjacent to the gardens. Built in 1836 for Henry B. Clarke, it is Chicago’s oldest house. Over the years, the house survived fires, belonged to a church, and was moved twice – during the second move, the house was stuck in the air for two weeks. The house is now located in the Chicago Women’s Park in the Prairie Avenue Historic District, and operated as a museum by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The recreation building is a B-3 field house facility and features an indoor children’s playground and meeting room facilities.
Visitors will also enjoy the recently renovated second and third floor space that features three new fitness studios, club room, staff office, restrooms and lockers and on the 3rd floor, Kids Science Labs.
Kids Science Labs (KSL) offers hands-on science classes, birthday parties, summer camps, and field trips for kids ages 2-12.
Outside, the park offers a passive garden.
Park-goers can enjoy mom, tots and pop classes or play bridge or take yoga classes at the facility. In the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps include pre-school activities. In addition, part of the spaces available for rental for children’s birthday parties and meetings.
In addition to programs, Chicago Women’s Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Parents Night Out and Concerts in the Park.
The Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a permanent body that enables the indoor community center facility and the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens asset to respond and adapt to the changing needs of its users.
The Advisory Council (PAC) meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of odd months:
Women's Park Field House
1801 S Indiana, Chicago IL, 60616
2nd Floor Clubroom
Phone: (312) 328-0821 | fax (312) 328-0824
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